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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: John Whaite shows off ripped torso after gaining ‘one stone’ on series

John is proud! (Picture: Instagram/BBC)

John Whaite has revealed he gained one stone while competing on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Great British Bake Off winner, who landed second place on the competition show behind Rose Ayling-Ellis, shared the news alongside a shirtless photo with his abs on display.

Dressed in nothing but a towel, John captioned the picture: ‘Results are in: I gained over a stone doing Strictly Come Dancing.

‘And you know what? I don’t regret a single ounce or pound.’

He added: ‘Mental health (and having a bloody good time) > aesthic appeal’.

Maybe we need to sign up to Strictly for 2022?

John and his professional dance partner Johannes Radebe made history on the series becoming the first male same-sex couple to ever compete on the show.

John shared the update with his followers on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)

LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall heaped praise on the pair for bringing visibility to same-sex couples.

‘We were delighted to see John and Johannes wow the nation with their fantastic performances in yesterday’s wonderfully diverse final,’ a spokesperson told

‘We can’t be what we can’t see and seeing two same-sex dancers delight viewers throughout this series will mean so much to LGBTQ+ people across the country.’

John later reflected on his time on the programme in a heartfelt message on Instagram.

John and Johannes came second in this year’s Strictly (Picture: BBC)

‘When the glitter has faded and the spotlights have dimmed, I hope you all cherish something mighty special from this that will live on in your hearts,’ he wrote.

‘I’m so proud to have been part of such a diverse, groundbreaking series of Strictly. What started life as an entertainment show has this year provided solace for so many outcasts.’

John added: ‘Whoever you may be, I pray you always have the heart to be kind, to be understanding and to love. It really is as simple as that.’

Strictly Come Dancing is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: Original article published here.

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